A key concern is that the original draft charter placed amendment fully in the hands of politicians and therefore was seen as eroding media independence.
Art. 9.2 of the alternative reads:
Before any proposal (made by any person) to add to, supplement, vary or omit (in whole or in part) a provision of this Charter ('proposed' change') can take effect, the following must each have passed unanimously a resolution in favour of the proposed change, in each case at a meeting duly convened for that purpose:
Where a body is established by Royal Charter after 1 March 2013 with functions relating to the carrying on of an industry, no recommendation may be made to Her Majesty in Council to amend the body’s Charter or dissolve the body unless any requirements included in the Charter on the date it is granted for Parliament to approve the amendment or dissolution have been met.
Read the articles in HoldTheFrontPage 26th April and Daily Mail 25th April
The following appeared in the Daily Mail article: